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Serie III Soprano

Selmer (Paris) Serie III soprano saxophones are wonderful jewels. They are available in the following finish and engraving options. Click the links for detailed photos:

Serie III
(Model 53)
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Clear Lacquered

This is the traditional finish which protects the golden color from tarnishing.

Clear Lacquered, Engraved

Same as above WITH hand Engraved Bow and Bell

Matte Lacquered

Available only  without engraving. Polished brass but lacquered in a golden matte lacquer. It looks like gold leaf, but isn't, of course.
Stunning new look!

Black Lacquered, Engraved

This striking finish comes from black lacquer applied to the body while the keys and the interior of the bell are polished and clear lacquered. Engraving on the bell and bow exposes the golden color of the brass underneath. The whole body is then clear lacquered to protect the engraving from tarnishing

Brushed, Engraved, Clear lacquered
(a.k.a Matte)

a.k.a Matte. This subtle but elegant finish comes from the contrast between a brushed, not polished body and keys which are polished and clear lacquered.  Bell and bow are fully engraved and the whole body is then clear lacquered to protect the engraving from tarnishing.

Silver-plated, Engraved

This gorgeous finish is stronger than lacquer and improves tonal brightness and power by virtue of eliminating the high frequency sound absorption of lacquer finishes.

SOLID STERLING SILVER, Engraved, Clear lacquered

Neck, body, bow and bell in Solid Sterling Silver. Provides a velvety, silky quality to the sound only solid sterling silver can provide.


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Serie III Soprano Saxophone

Available Saxophones
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in the USA


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